Back in the early 1980s, Kraftwerk was one of my favorite bands (although “band” isn’t really the right word, I guess). I had the cassette of the album Computer World (listen below) and I played it til it fell apart.
Although Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider started their Kraftwerk Project in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1970 and had gained international recognition by the mid-70s, when I discovered the music, I didn’t know too many people who knew who/what Kraftwerk was, and fewer who shared my enthusiasm for their music.
These days, I spend most of my music-listening time tuned to my “Willie Nelson Station” on Pandora radio. But I still love breaking out the old Kraftwerk tunes every now and then. So I was kind of excited when I found a press release in my email inbox letting me know that the band will bring their 3-D Concerts Tour to Dallas in September.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at TheBombFactory.com for the show set for Saturday, Sept. 10 (at the Bomb Factory, of course).
This year’s nine-city U.S. tour brings back the 3-D Concerts show that won rave reviews last year, hyped as much as an art show as a musical concert. The tour starts Sept. 3 in Baltimore, then heads to Atlanta, Memphis and New Orleans before coming to Dallas. After the Dallas show, Kraftwerk heads to San Antonio, Phoenix and San Diego before wrapping up Sept. 18 in Los Angeles.
(Tickets for all the shows except the final one in L.A. go on sale this Friday.)